• KET’s Jubilee attractions

    With gas prices making festival attendance more doubtful, for many, bluegrass on television perhaps becomes more attractive than hitherto. Recently, I was alerted to the appearance on Kentucky Educational Television's Jubilee stage of California's High Country, one of the West Coast's

  • Dan Tyminski speaks

    The Dan Tyminski Band performed in Roanoke this past Friday night, and we had a chance to sit down with Dan before the show to talk a bit about this latest chapter in his storied musical career. We also talked

  • New Lonesome River Band CD

    I caught up with Lonesome River Band banjo picker Sammy Shelor today, and he filled me in on their next CD. Sam said that they have finished recording (14 tracks) and he will start mixing later this week. 13 tracks are

  • Mike Hartgrove returns to LRB

    Fiddler Mike Hartgrove is rejoining Lonesome River Band starting in January '08. Mike had been a member of LRB for three years before leaving to work with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 2005, his second stint with that group. He

  • Sammy Shelor on WWB

    Also on Internet radio today is Uncle Billy Dunbar's interview with Sammy Shelor of Lonesome River Band on WorldWideBluegrass.com. Dunbar sat down with Sammy at the Nebraska Bluegrass Festival in Lincoln, NE and they discussed the band's fall schedule and

  • Sammy Shelor’s Corn Acoustics

    Last year around this time, we told you about Lonesome River Band banjo picker Sammy Shelor's side business when fall rolls around. He and his wife Sue plant a field of corn each spring, not to bring to market, but

  • Virginia Tech String Project

    Virginia Tech, here in Southwest, VA, is reaching out to elementary schools in the area with a string program. The Virginia Tech String Project will provide affordable string music instruction for third and forth grade students of both public and private

  • More Best Of Sugar Hill Years CDs out today

    Sugar Hill Records is releasing more sets in the Americana Master Series today (7/10/07), among them four bluegrass albums. These will comprise anthologies by Peter Rowan, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Lonesome River Band and the Nashville Bluegrass Band. This series

  • Two new download reissues from Rebel

    Rebel Records has reissued two more classic out-of-print recordings as download-only releases. First up is a Lonesome River Band album from 1988, one which many recent fans of the band may learn about for the first time. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning